Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 91 min.
Based on Irish poet Brendan Behan's experiences in a reform school in 1942. A 16 year-old Irish republican terrorist arrives on the ferry at Liverpool and is arrested for possession of explosives. He is imprisoned in a Borstal in East Anglia, where he is forced to live with his would-be enemies, an experience that profoundly changes his life.
disturbing, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, based on memoir
coming of age, innocence lost, teenage love, school, teenage life, boarding school, society, youth, friendship, gay, politics, clergy, boarding school life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, love and romance, power relations, ira, reform, amateur theater, house painter, reformatory, irish republican army, british flag, shackles ...
20th century, 40s, 1940s
england, europe, ireland